As you’ve probably heard or seen on TV, at least 36 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in and around Seoul, as reported here and here and numerous other places. Over 17 inches of rain has fallen since Wednesday, helping to make this one of the wettest rainy seasons on record. Since midnight today, Seoul has received about an inch and a half of rain, with more to come. Of course, condolences go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Here in Yeosu, we’ve gotten very little rain, but the skies have been overcast since last Friday and the humidity has been in the 80 to 90 per cent range–quite uncomfortable and depressing. Jogging in the morning is definitely more work than fun. I’m certainly looking forward to an end to the rainy season. More later.